National Support School


In 2016, Hordle CE (VA) Primary School was designated a National Support School with our Headteacher, Fiona Adams, as a National Leader of Education.  This was awarded by the National College of Teaching and Leadership in recognition of the work that Hordle Primary does to assist other schools and in recognition of it’s outstanding status.

We are committed to providing high quality professional development and colleague coaching and mentoring for schools who wish access the expertise that we have within our staff.  Here is a list of some of the areas that we can offer support:

  • As an NLE, Fiona Adams works in other schools to increase their capacity for school improvement. She  is a mentor for new headteachers and does extensive Leadership Training both for the Local Authority and for Winchester University. She is also a Pupil Premium Reviewer carrying out PP reviews in schools.
  • Lou Trim, our Deputy Headteacher, specialises in curriculum and subject leadership development and provides regular coaching. She is a Specialist Leader in Education for English and supports schools and ITT providers with specialist training. She is also responsible for the school based aspects of the Hampshire NQT programme.
  • Sheila Slattery is a Specialist Leader in Education for Business Management and has supported numerous schools with finance, health and safety and safeguarding matters. She has also supported many schools in setting up their own nurseries on site.
  • Sally Hulse and Clare Phillips are both specialists in Mathematics with particular expertise in Singaporean and CPA approaches. They have both supported schools and have run a wide range of staff training, including for ITT providers.
  • Amy Cazneaux is a senior leader with particular expertise in English and an exceptional understanding of teaching in Year 6.
  • Simon Phillips is a senior leader with particular expertise in teaching the Hard to Teach and Hard to Reach as well as significant experience in KS1 and FS.
  • Nat Riley is a senior leader with many years experience of setting up and running a school based nursery.

If you are looking for in-school support, be it just for a morning or for several months, please do contact us and we can work with you to create a package that is bespoke and affordable.  If you are a school that is currently graded as ‘Requires Improvement’ or ‘Inadequate’ then we might be able to apply for a grant to fund your support.

Courses we are currently running:

Reading for Mastery 1617 – now closed

Reading for mastery 1718 – now closed

Women in Leadership 2017 – now closed